HOME HEALTH THERAPY
In order to qualify for home health care services, you must have a prescription for home health care and your physician must certify that you meet all 3 of the following criteria to be classified as "homebound":
1: Because of illness or injury - need the aid of supportive devices such as crutches, canes, wheelchair, or walker; the use of special transportation; or the assistance of another person in order to leave their place of residence. OR Have a condition such that leaving his or her home is medically contraindicated.
2: There must exist a normal inability to leave home
3: Leaving home must require a considerable and taxing effort
The inability to leave home must be directly related to a recent illness/injury or chronic condition. It can not be due to patient choice, age, or lack of available transportation. The patient is allowed to leave their home as long as it is infrequent and relatively short in duration, such as attending weekly church service or going to the beauty/barber shop.
To receive Mobile Therapy you DO NOT need to meet the above "homebound" requirements and you DO NOT need a prescription from your physician. Mobile Therapy provides outpatient therapy in the privacy and comfort of your own home. There's no need to worry about finding transportation to a clinic and you'll receive uninterrupted one on one treatment sessions. After your therapist completes your evaluation, he/she will send a plan of care to your physician indicating your weaknesses/limitations and goals, as well as type, frequency, and duration of planned treatments.
Wells Rehab & Wellness is a mobile therapy provider serving Oakland and parts of Livingston and Wayne counties.
Home Health Therapy and Mobile Therapy are covered by health insurance. Your provider should provide information regarding payment options, deductible, co-pay, and/or co-payment prior to beginning treatment.
See my "Sound Familiar" Blog article or contact me to discuss your options.